Russian military equipment is being set up on Kyiv's main street as part of preparations for Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24. Similarly to the year before, a Russian "parade" will be organized in center of city.
Russian military equipment is being set up on Kyiv's main street as part of preparations for Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24. Similarly to the year before, a Russian "parade" will be organized in the center of the Ukrainian capital. It's just that all Russian equipment is wrecks from the front line.
The main street of Kyiv - Khreshchatyk - has been blocked since Monday morning. All because of the preparations for Independence Day, which is celebrated in Ukraine on August 24.
At the beginning of Moscow's aggression against Ukraine, the Russian media often announced a quick capture of Kyiv and a victory parade on the streets of the city. Meanwhile, the "special military operation" has been going on for a year and a half, and the Russians withdrew from the Kyiv region in April 2022.
The grandiose announcements of the Russian elites from last year are now being used by the Ukrainians. On the occasion of the holiday on August 24, a “parade” will actually take place in Kyiv, and Russian equipment will indeed appear on the Khreshchatyk.
Except that the tanks, personnel carriers and self-propelled guns are completely destroyed and brought from the front line.
Residents of Kyiv will see about 20 units excluded from combat, Russian machines.
A similar exhibition was organized last year.
- Only this kind of a parade of Russian equipment can be in Ukraine - Volodymyr Zelensky said.
Closed to traffic is e.g. the main thoroughfare of Kyiv, Khreshchatyk Avenue leading to Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
The exhibition was not particularly popular among Ukrainians. The agency Ukrinform noted that the inhabitants of the capital lazily move around the Russian equipment. In total, about 20 machines were gathered on the streets of Kyiv. This includes tanks, howitzers, armored cars, as well as the remains of Russian rockets and missiles.
This is also confirmed by the recordings that appeared on social media. They show the unloading of Russian equipment, as well as Ukrainians moving along the exhibition. It is possible that the exhibition itself will become even larger.
The Kyiv authorities have announced that they are not planning any major mass events for Ukraine's Independence Day, which falls on August 24.